Johnson & Wales University's policy is to help each incoming student transfer the maximum number of applicable credits, minimizing course repetition and ensuring appropriate course selection. Generally, credit is granted on a course-by-course basis for subjects taken with similar content, level and duration, to courses in the intended major. Students are encouraged to contact a transfer advisor prior to their enrollment to discuss their transfer credit allowance. Early in the first term, students should meet with an academic counselor in Student Academic & Financial Services as well to review their curriculum requirements and sequencing of classes.
Usually, credit is granted for courses with a grade of “C” (with a numeric value of 2.00) or better at another accredited institution. Credit earned in developmental, remedial and refresher courses is non-transferable. Continuing Education Units (C.E.U.s) are also non-transferable. Undergraduate credits earned at JWU or other institutions more than 10 years ago may not be accepted.
Students must submit all official college transcripts from each college attended prior to JWU. Transcripts must be in English (the student is responsible for providing official translations, if needed) and should be received 60 days prior to the student's start date at the university. Official secondary school records must also be sent to Admissions.
Transfer students will receive tentative credit for course work completed at another college or university during the first term of attendance only, at which time the student is responsible for furnishing proof that such course work has been successfully completed by submitting official college transcripts. If official transcripts, course descriptions or other requested materials are not received within that designated period of time, tentative transfer credit will be forfeited. Students may be required to enroll in additional courses to meet the specific requirements or prerequisites of the four-year program of their choice. Students transferring from one program to another (change of major) are advised to request a transfer credit reevaluation.
Graduate ProgramsA candidate for the master’s degree may petition to receive a maximum of 9.0 quarter credit hours of transfer credit for graduate-level courses taken at approved colleges prior to initial enrollment in a graduate program. To receive transfer credit, the courses must cover content in the JWU program and must be approved by the director of graduate admissions under the guidance of the dean. The student must have earned a grade of “B” or better in the course(s). Transfer credits must be taken prior to initial matriculation in the JWU graduate program. Credits earned at JWU or another institution more than three years prior to enrollment in a JWU graduate program are not transferable.
Once enrolled in a JWU graduate program, a student may not take courses elsewhere and apply them for transfer credit, except in extenuating circumstances and when permission is granted by the dean’s office. Please note that it is the student’s responsibility to provide the university with official transcripts and sufficient evidence of course content, for example: textbooks, syllabi, class lecture notes and exams. Official translation of documents, if necessary, must also be provided by the student.